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The YouTube War
July 20, 2006 10:33 AM   Subscribe

Time: Just as Vietnam had been America's first "living-room war," [...] so is the Iraq conflict emerging as the first YouTube war. Growing up in a world where they can swap MP3s as well as intimate details about their lives via MySpace or Facebook, American soldiers are swapping their Iraq experience as well. There's a byte-enabled intimacy to "The War Tapes," the film that bills itself as the first documentary about the war filmed by those fighting it.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (15 comments total)

 
What? I've not seen one thing related to the Iraq war via YouTube .
posted by Flashman at 11:01 AM on July 20, 2006


YouTube wasn't exactly around in 2004 when this footage was shot.
posted by Cyrano at 11:17 AM on July 20, 2006


the film that bills itself as the first documentary about the war filmed by those fighting it.
splitting hairs but I say no it is not. //www.unaff.org/1999/Fwinter.htm
posted by clavdivs at 12:15 PM on July 20, 2006


brik A BRACA
posted by clavdivs at 12:15 PM on July 20, 2006


This war is just a series of tubes set in motion by boobs supported by rubes
posted by any major dude at 12:16 PM on July 20, 2006


look kids, Dr. Who can rime
posted by clavdivs at 12:22 PM on July 20, 2006


Massive, tangled up tubes
posted by Flashman at 12:37 PM on July 20, 2006


good to see you back again clav
posted by longbaugh at 12:40 PM on July 20, 2006


Tubes, not trucks.
posted by clevershark at 12:48 PM on July 20, 2006


I saw CNN replaying youtube video from Lebanon today. That was interesting.
posted by Smedleyman at 1:42 PM on July 20, 2006


After another guardsman supplies a Bush Administration-approved justification for their presence ... he continues: "After that happens, maybe we can buy everybody in the world a puppy."
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posted by raedyn at 1:44 PM on July 20, 2006


If you absolutely HAVE to use some kind of buzzword or slogan, hw about 'Internet War' instead of 'YouTube War"? It's only slightly more stupid.
posted by travosaurus at 3:42 PM on July 20, 2006


Less stupid, I mean.
posted by travosaurus at 3:42 PM on July 20, 2006


I'm a little annoyed by the Time "Web Exclusive." There have been many posts to MeFi, and elsewhere, of (sometimes amazing, sometimes heartbreaking) images and videos made by troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This "exclusive" is a day late and a dollar short.

Today's winner is this heartbreaker via Boing Boing. If it's not fake, these guys, Jon and Nate, are doing everything they can to get themselves some serious jail time.

clavdivs, in your 3042nd comment (approximately) you can't figure out how to post a link...what's up with that?
posted by taosbat at 9:53 PM on July 20, 2006


More like the Ogrish war.
posted by runkelfinker at 2:51 AM on July 21, 2006


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